photography, picture taking(noun)
the act of taking and printing photographs
the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart.
The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.
the science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like
the art or process of producing pictures by this action of light
Origin: [Photo- + -graphy: cf. F. photographie.]
Photography is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result in a photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, which is later chemically developed into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing. Photography has many uses for business, science, manufacturing, art, recreational purposes, and mass communication.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fō-tog′ra-fi, n. the art of producing pictures by the action of light on chemically prepared surfaces.—n. Phō′tograph, a picture so produced.—v.t. to make a picture of by means of photography.—ns. Phōtog′rapher, Phōtog′raphist.—adj. Phōtograph′ic, -al.—adv. Phōtograph′ically. [Gr. phōs, light, graphein, to draw.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'photography' in Nouns Frequency: #2811
The numerical value of photography in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of photography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Photography can change things.
Photography is a dish best served raw.
Photography is an art of teleporting the past into the future.
The braided river banks and mountain light make for some great landscape photography.
I believe photography is such a great option for telling the truth to change the world.
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Translations for photography
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- فوتوغرافيا, تصوير, التصويرArabic
- ফটোগ্রাফী, ফটোগ্রাফিBengali
- fotografiaCatalan, Valencian
- fotografování, fotografieCzech
- fotografi, fotograferingDanish
- φωτογραφική, φωτογραφίαGreek
- valokuvaaminen, valokuvausFinnish
- fotografy, fotografieWestern Frisian
- छायाचित्र, फ़ोटोग्राफ़ी, फोटोग्राफीHindi
- 写真撮影, 写真術, 撮影Japanese
- ឆាយាលេខន៍, សិល្បៈថតរូប, ថតរូបKhmer
- 사진술, 사진Korean
- photographia, PhotographyLatin
- fotografu, fotografijaMaltese
- fotografi, fotograferingNorwegian
- fotografie, fotografiaRomanian
- фотогра́фия, фотографияRussian
- fotografija, фотографијаSerbo-Croatian
- fotografering, fotografiSwedish
- фотогра́фія, фотографіяUkrainian
- nhiếp ảnhVietnamese
- fotogaf, fotograf, kölafotograf, litamagVolapük
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